Mark L Messages: 536 Registered: October 2006 Location: Canada
I've been following him (very peripherally) for a long time. I'd like to say right off that everything I am going to say here comes out of the impressions of my own heart. Along with some stuff the Lord showed me. I have no outside knowledge it is my own heart.
The Lord has spoken to me at times about him and I have believed for a long time he is going to get the HS and speak in tongues.
I'm sure everyone is aware of who he is. A highly influential non charismatic bible teacher. I think the two things that characterize his ministry are
1/ his ability to clearly explain bible truth
2/ His staunch anti-charismatic position
Several yrs ago the Lord showed me his clearly articulated teaching is motivated by a deep experience he had as a seminary student. He heard a charismatic bible teacher teaching and was so angry at charismatics usurping the bible teaching ministry of the church that he made a deep decision to be the best teacher ever. To a large degree he has succeeded.
The problem with that as far he personally is concerned is his ministry is all wood hay and stubble.
I noticed years ago that at least part of the source behind his railing against the charismatic was demonic. He could hardly even get the word tongues out of his mouth. That won't come as a surprise to many of us. I noticed in recent yrs a change and I think the reason for that is he got deliverance from that particular demon.
He is very good friends with Jack Hayford and I think he got help through him. For obvious reasons it is apparently a closely guarded secret.
I think deep in his heart he is pondering these issues and the HS is speaking to him. Again deep in his heart.
The point here is I believe the HS is calling the church to pray for this man. For him to embrace these truths would be hugely influential. It would also probably bring some much need balance and direction to a charismatic world that in some ways and some places in wildly out of control.
I realize I'm way out on a limb here but when have I ever been known to keep my mouth shut.
On Dec. 20 2017 1733 people were reading here. So someone other than the few of us who post here is actually here reading.
I have believed for a long time that in this end time every christian in the world is going to get the HS. Whether they want it or not. They simply won't be able to stand and endure without the power of the HS.
Again my point here is that the few of us who post here and the 1733 who read would pray for this man. All of us have busy lives with lots to pray about but sometimes we have to step out of our own affairs and just seek the kingdom. This is one of those times.